2 Sleep Deprivation in the Nursing Profession Sleep deprivation is known as a condition of not getting enough sleep that can affect the brain and cognitive functions. "It occurs when a person sleeps for fewer hours than necessary over multiple days or week" (Eanes, 2015). When we think of nurses we are reminded of people who promote the health of others. However, many are unknowingly compromising their own health by working those 12-hour shifts. Many times, its more than 12 hours when they are finally able to go home.
This kind of pauses are often accompanied by the sound of snoring, but this does not necessarily mean that everyone who snores has sleep apnea. People with this disorder usually end up sleeping during the daytime and have excessive fatigue. This is mainly because
Fighting Sleep Disorders the Natural Way! Do you wake up early wanting to sleep for a while? Do you still feel fatigued even after a good night's sleep? Do you snore all night long, that disturbs you as well as the one sleeping besides you?
Waking up super early for school is dangerous for many reasons. It may not seem very evident to you, but everyday teens are becoming unhealthier just because sleep is detrimental to their health. “Since the 1990’s, sleep researchers and other health professionals have been telling us that these early school hours are harming children” (Schoolstartlater.net). Sometimes starting school early can be a serious issue for more people than you think. In addition, sleep experts have concluded that there is one, and only one, solution to this problem.
“The Glory of a Summer Sleep” by Michael McGirr Healthy levels of sleep and sleep schedules correlate to strong mental health and higher test scores, a fact especially relevant for the millions of sleep deprived teens. Sentiments of success at the cost of mental and physical wellbeing are ingrained in society. Furthermore, wasting time is looked down upon and seen as unproductive, although it can have positive effects on efficiency and emotions. This cycle of sleep deprivation in pursuit of success is entrenched in my life.
Wake up early Waking up early isn’t for everyone, but if you do, it can be the one of the most productive times of the day. As tempting as it might be to jump out of bed at 7:50 and log on to your computer at 8:00 to start working. Don’t. Your body needs time to wake up, in fact about two hours are needed before it can spring into action and perform at a top level. Getting into a routine of waking up early can help you focus on the day ahead and give your mind and body some time to adjust to the day.
Being a college student can be one of the most stressful things young adults face. There is so much to do in such little time because we have terrible time-management skills. We tend to leave things to the last minute and sacrifice our sleep to complete our assignments. What we don’t know is when we are not getting enough sleep we are causing serious damage to our bodies internally. One the objectives of the Healthy People 2020 report was Sleep Health.
Introduction: Typically, college students falling in the category of young adults should be getting anywhere from seven to nine hours of sleep per night. However, that is not the case, especially of students transitioning into their first year of college. Sleep is an essential component in our everyday lives, as much of a necessity as oxygen or water. Getting the proper amount of sleep provides many useful functions for the human body, such as the ability to retain memories and knowledge and heavily impacts our decision making (Gilbert and Weaver, 2010). Due to the fact that many students have a hard time transitioning into college, many lose the required sleep needed, thus the functions it provides resulting in a sleep deprivation.
Sleep is very important to the body and mind for a number of reasons. It allows your body to rest and replenish itself from the strenuous tasks of the day. We need sleep to live and the more activity we do during the day increases the amount of sleep we will need that night. Not getting enough sleep can cause changes in mood, physical performance and cognition. It has poor impacts on overall functioning.
Sleep Deprivation is caused when the body doesn't not its get correct amount of sleep, between 8-10 hours a night,as the adolescent grows old factors change in there environment and this causes them to stay up later each night and having to rise early for school or work the next morning the adolescent doesn't gain the required hours of sleep. When we sleep as adolescence the brain has time to “reset” and changes from a highly plastic to a highly connected state making it more efficient and faster. Many adolescents are sleep deprived and those who are, are more likely to smoke drink and abuse substances, when sleep deprived your brain only functions on a base level, memory problem solving skills are impaired also aggressiveness and low motivation and even depression take over.(Bergin & Bergin 2014)(Sigelman & Rider 2012)(Fakier & Wild
With exceptional haste we begin to recite our knowledge of the human mind. As is stated in The Twenty-Four Hour Mind by Rosalind D. Cartwright, sleep allows our brain to consolidate our experiences and memories of the day (Cartwright 30) while we lay in a semi-vegetative state (Cartwright iix). The consequences of lack of sleep are evident in studies performed on individuals who suffer from insomnia. In “Sleep in the Workplace: What the Psychologist-Manager Should Know About Sleep”, the article highlights the cognitive effects that lack of sleep can have on an individual including impaired working memory, learning capability, and decision-making (Gaulltney & Collins-McNeil 135). Our rational mind dismisses Murakami’s obvious fictional short story and dismounts every claim that a human could survive without sleep.
To prevent the danger of tired driving, drivers should get the sleep needed at night. Some people only sleep for six hours which is not enough, even for a grown adult. Studies have shown that a healthy adult requires seven to nine hours of sleep every day. People underestimate the dangers of fatigued driving, so a solution to this is that the government could address this dangerous activity to the public by educating them by using advertisements, or even a catchy billboard to remind drivers not to drive while tired. This could lessen many injuries and even deaths as people would not be falling asleep while driving so they would not